19th Century Manly Evening Cocktail
|1⁄3||jig||Sweet vermouth (Suggest Carpano Antica Formula)|
|1⁄3||jig||Dry vermouth (Suggest Dolin)|
|1⁄3||jig||Whiskey (Rye most likely was used in 1900)|
|2||ds||Orange bitters (Suggest Regan's)|
Mixing-glass half-full fine ice, two dashes Angostura bitters, two dashes orange bitters, one- third jigger French vermouth, one-third jigger Italian vermouth, one-third jigger whiskey. Mix and strain into cocktail-glass.
One-third of a jigger is only 1 Tablespoon. Cocktails at the end of the 19th century were smaller than today's so instead of using 1/3 of a jigger one can use 1 ounce each of sweet vermouth, dry vermouth and whiskey and increase the bitters to 4 dashes each for a contemporary size cocktail (i.e., 3 ounce)
The original recipe does not identify the brand of vermouth or the type of whiskey. Based on the date of publication, rye whiskey was most likely used.
From other users
- Very good. I follwed the directions in comments to change to 1oz and 4 dashes. I might try 1oz rye and .75 each of the vermouth.
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